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Form-fillable BB character sheet


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Sczarni RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16 , Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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Greetings!

I'm curious if anyone has made a form-fillable version of the Beginner Box character sheet. I know there are plenty of fillable PDF sheets out there, but it would be nice to have one that matches the beginner box style.

Thanks!


Tamago wrote:

Greetings!

I'm curious if anyone has made a form-fillable version of the Beginner Box character sheet. I know there are plenty of fillable PDF sheets out there, but it would be nice to have one that matches the beginner box style.

Thanks!

+1. And if it looks like the pregen sheets, where what's "written" in is a different color and in a different font, that would be cool, too. :)

Though you've got to admit, filling the thing out by hand is part of the fun of the game. But I'd like to keep a record on my computer of people's character sheets as they level up, and it would be cool to have something saved there in case you lose it.


I too would be interested in this. Please share if you have done this.

Star Voter 2013

Tamago wrote:

Greetings!

I'm curious if anyone has made a form-fillable version of the Beginner Box character sheet. I know there are plenty of fillable PDF sheets out there, but it would be nice to have one that matches the beginner box style.

Thanks!

Can you elaborate on what style you are looking for?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16 , Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

darth_borehd wrote:
Can you elaborate on what style you are looking for?

I was looking for a PDF version of the character sheet that comes in the Beginner Box (like the one you can download from the Beginner Box page here at Paizo), but that allows the user to type in the information on the sheet.

Something like this sheet, but with the same style as the sheet that comes with the Beginner Box.


I am surprised that one of you tech geniuses didn't have one of these done within 24 hrs after the BB was released. :-)

Shadow Lodge

Tamago wrote:

Greetings!

I'm curious if anyone has made a form-fillable version of the Beginner Box character sheet. I know there are plenty of fillable PDF sheets out there, but it would be nice to have one that matches the beginner box style.

Thanks!

Yes, please!

In January, I may be teaching schoolkids how to play Pathfinder from the BB and I wanted to make a dwarven barbarian as a fifth character, using the Wayne Reynolds picture of Harsk for the cover. A form fillable sheet (especially one like the 4 pregen sheets) would be fantastic.

- Rebis


I found this thread and thought "sweet they did release the character sheets". But then I noticed it was just a pdf link. I love the BB character sheets however, I would like to make some changes to them. So my questions are
1. Is it okay for me to use that as a basis for a character sheet but change it? (no I am not going to sell them, I will use them in my adventures)

2. How do I go about making a character sheet? Do I need special software? Do you just draw it in paint? I really have no idea how to start but I do know I love the layout of the BB character sheets.

Please help push me in the right direction so that I can learn how to do this. Of course I need to make some adjustments, got to have cmb/cmd. That is all I can think of off the top of my head.

Thanks,

+J

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

1. If it is just for your home game and it never travels beyond your table, you can do whatever you want. Beyond that point you should follow the Community Use Policy.

2. Use whatever software you have access to and understand. In the past I've used Excel.


If people are still looking for a PDF Form based character sheet I created one. It is my first attempt so please let me know if adjustments are needed.

The PDF Form is basic- no calculated fields.

The PDF can be found at my public GitHub:
https://github.com/nderevj/nderevj-pathfinder

The file is:
doc/Pathfinder Beginner Box Character Sheet Form.pdf

Enjoy!
- Nick


32 Meg for a editable PDF, you might want to play with that some more . . .


And you've left out the expanded options from the free PDF: Barbarian

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

http://www.wolflair.com/index.php?context=hero_lab&page=starter_edition

Not exactly what you asked for but damn good.


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I'm not really sure how to shrink the PDF size. Any suggestions?

I have provided, an even less fancy version, but much smaller (600 KB):
doc/Pathfinder Beginner Box Character Sheet Typewriter.pdf


nderevj wrote:

I'm not really sure how to shrink the PDF size. Any suggestions?

I have provided, an even less fancy version, but much smaller (600 KB):
doc/Pathfinder Beginner Box Character Sheet Typewriter.pdf

That is awesome! How did you do it? Please elaborate in great detail


spades1013 wrote:

http://www.wolflair.com/index.php?context=hero_lab&page=starter_edition

Not exactly what you asked for but damn good.

And 100% free. It also includes the Barbarian.


First post on here from a new player/GM! Just wanted to let you know I'm working on a form-fillable BB sheet. Should be ready soon!


MrSpiffy wrote:
First post on here from a new player/GM! Just wanted to let you know I'm working on a form-fillable BB sheet. Should be ready soon!

Consider me excited!


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Okay, so here it is! Please keep in mind a couple things about this PDF:

1. I put hours and hours of hard work into it. But I know it's not perfect. If you have some suggestions, I'll see what I can do. But I'm also not a wiz at Javascript, so getting some things to work may not be easy.

2. The sheet was taken directly from the BB character sheet. It was designed only for the main character races and classes for the Beginner Box: Dwarf, Elf, Human for races, and Barbarian, Cleric, Fighter, Rogue, and Wizard for classes.

3. Barbarian has no equipment. I couldn't find any in the PDF for it, so I just left it out. Other classes list equipment. But things like a Fighter's weapon focus item, or a Cleric's deity or holy items are also not listed, since these are chosen during character creation. Just type them in.

4. Fields can usually be overridden. But not all of them can be. Things like modifiers are usually calculated for you. Hopefully they all work properly.

5. I used Acrobat Pro and Livecycle to create this PDF. If you have Adobe LiveCycle, you may be able to edit/customize the PDF to your heart's desire. Go for it!

If you test it out and find anything odd, please let me know and I will try to correct it in the PDF. You can notify me either via PM, or using comments on the Google Drive document.

Enjoy!

Liberty's Edge

Thank you!


Thanks for your hard work on character sheet PDF it's amazing! It even works on my Android phone.

I was thinking about doing something like this as an excel spreadsheet, but you've definitely nailed it with this one.

I wonder how hard it would be to make one for the core rulebook? I'll be converting my group from Beginner box ruleset to core rules once my core book is delivered in a couple of weeks.

-Solo


I'm glad you guys are liking it!

I'm new to Pathfinder/D&D in general, so I'm still learning a lot about the game. Making the PDF actually helped clarify a few things for me (along with learning basic Javascript). But I won't be making anything for the core rules anytime soon.

I have a better idea of how to make the PDF, looking back at it. It could be created much more efficiently than I went through it, but the number of combinations in the core rules would really make it difficult to cover everything. Just doing what I did, but covering all core classes and races, would take a while to do.

I may end up doing that somewhere down the road. But, right now my main concern is getting a group of people together to play PF with me. Gotta set up a game session!

Paizo Employee Digital Products Assistant

If you are distributing the sheet to the public, it should follow the guidelines outlined in the Community Use Policy. I've removed the URL for the time being. Please take a moment to read over the policy and make the appropriate changes before distributing the sheet.


Chris, thanks for pointing that out. Being new to this community, I completely overlooked that. I'll get a community project up and post the notice in this thread. Does the notice need to be included on the character sheet itself?


Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Maps, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Remember this part of the license too:

"You agree to not use Paizo's trade dress—that is, you may not make your material look like ours."

Although your sheet could have a similar layout, it shouldn't use Paizo's artwork etcetera (beyond the various bits and pieces available through their downloadable community use packages).


That's a good point... So, I can't make my character sheet available, then, can I? Not without erasing the original BB Character Sheet artwork in the background, anyway.

Sorry, everyone... should've read the rules a bit more closely before I just threw the sheet up for download.


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I don't think you have any need to apologise - the effort you went to is appreciated. FWIW, I think there is a significant demand for a form fillable PDF character sheet - if you had the time and energy to redesign the look (whilst keeping the functionality basically the same) I'm sure it would be welcomed. Much easier for me to just type that than to actually have to do it, of course! :p


Thanks, Steve. I'm not exactly an artist, so I don't know what I would do to make the sheet look good. It would likely end up as just a white sheet with labeled fields. It might still be functional enough to be useful. Perhaps someone else might be willing to supply artwork to make it look a bit more polished?


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I can guarantee I'm less artistically inclined than you are...

I don't know if its useful/easy to incorporate, but Paizo have made The Community Use Package available which includes some artwork which can be utilised under the Community Use License. You'd still need to keep the design/layout distinct from their "look", I suppose - but it does include a character sheet. Maybe you could re-tweak that (ie take out the non-BB-relevant stuff)?

I appreciate its a lot of work but I, for one, would get a lot of use out of it. :)


So, anything in the Community Use Package downloads is fair game (as long as the artwork isn't modified in any way), as long as credit is given? I see there's a character sheet already in there. If that's the case, perhaps I can just rearrange everything to fit that sheet instead.

Looks like, as long as I use the disclaimer/credit statement, don't modify the artwork, and don't charge for it, I should be able to use the character sheet in the CUP.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

There's a free version of hero lab for the Pathfinder BB...


MrSpiffy wrote:

That's a good point... So, I can't make my character sheet available, then, can I? Not without erasing the original BB Character Sheet artwork in the background, anyway.

Sorry, everyone... should've read the rules a bit more closely before I just threw the sheet up for download.

Hey MrSpiffy, any chance you could email me your form-fillable character sheet? I'd be happy to remove any Paizo branding myself, if that's an issue. I'm at: "web AT andydiggle DOT com". Thanks!


Being a complete Pathfinder noob, I've created a super-simple, easily editable Beginner Box character sheet in MS Word.

I've used Arial Narrow and Arial Black fonts for this version as they're fairly common. It looks even better if you use the Dax font family used in the Pathfinder BB sheets. Dax is available for purchase online, but it ain't cheap.

You can download the sheet here:

www.andydiggle.com/downloads/PFBB_Character_Sheet_ARIAL.doc

Let me know if it works for you!


You can use herolab to generate beginner box characters for free!

http://www.wolflair.com/?context=hero_lab&page=pathfinder_roleplaying_g ame


Unfortunately I'm no artist, so if someone create new artwork (new look) for sheet, I can easily create a fillable, automated pdf sheet.

Star Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber

Not sure if there's still demand for a form-fillable BB-compatible sheet, but I repurposed the one I made for my We Be Goblins! session into one. It does some calculation and auto-population of things like skills and ability modifiers, and in at least Adobe Reader it should also fill out class skills, proficiencies, and initial hit points, and calculate saves, if the class is one of the five from the BB.

It doesn't automatically fill out class or racial abilities, and the design isn't a perfect drop-in replacement, but it doesn't use any art (much less any Community Use assets) and all the fonts are freely licensed.

You can download it from my Dropbox--please let me know if there are any egregious errors. I've only tested it in Reader and FoxIt.


Garrett Guillotte wrote:
Not sure if there's still demand for a form-fillable BB-compatible sheet, but I repurposed the one I made for my We Be Goblins! session into one...

Well done. Thank you.

Star Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber

Updated: A fixed Hit Points value is only asserted if the character is 1st level. Also, because my INT is negative, I forgot to add it to Skill Ranks; that's fixed. Added OGL and font info for legal safety. New, improved Dropbox URL.

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